When you slip over, you might break a bone or cause extensive bruising. This can cause serious discomfort and you might not be able to leave the house or the hospital for a few weeks.
Slips can occur in the unlikeliest of places, so you should always be on the lookout for hazards that could cause them.
You might be able to claim some compensation if this slip or fall causes you emotional distress or financial loss. This means that you will have to make a slip and fall injury claim in Queensland through a qualified lawyer.
Where are the different places that you can slip over and injure yourself?
On A Wet Supermarket Floor
Supermarkets need to keep their floors as clean as possible at all times. This reduces the risk of contamination with food and gives shoppers a good impression of the store. The supermarket often uses chemicals and water to mop the floor so that is sparkles; however, there is a danger that the chemicals have not been washed off properly or that the water has not been mopped up successfully. The supermarket staff needs to leave wet floor signs on the shop floor if they are in the process of cleaning the floor. Shoppers can then take care when they are walking around an inspecting the shelves. However, you might find that you accidentally step in a wet patch on the floor and slip over. In this case, it could be possible for you to make a claim if you have suffered some sort of injury.
At The Mechanics
When mechanics are working on cars, radiator fluid or oil can leak out and cause the floor to become slippery. The mechanics should fence off that part of the floor and clean up the spillage as soon as possible. Then there is no risk of you slipping over whilst you are waiting for your car to be fixed. If you happen to slip over in a patch of oil that has not been fenced off, you could be entitled to make a claim. Research different lawyers so that you can find one to assess the strength of the case that you are making.
At Work In The Bathroom
You might need to use the bathroom several times a day when you are at work. Regular toilet breaks will help you to stretch your legs and get away from the computer for a while. The floor of the bathroom needs to be clean but it also needs to not be slippery. You might fall over if there is water or cleaning liquid left on the floor. The “wet floor” signs should be in place after the work toilets have been cleaned.
There are lots of different places where you can slip over and injure yourself. The injuries that you sustain because of the fall could allow you to make a claim.